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Russian toy store chain accused of ‘promoting homosexuality’

Monday, December 16, 2013
MOSCOW -- A Russian toy store chain is under investigation for selling a game that allegedly “promotes homosexuality," prosecutors said Friday.

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Democratic Republic of Congo to consider banning gay sex

Sunday, December 15, 2013
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- A draft bill has been proposed to criminalize gay sex the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Indian gay activists protest top court’s ruling that criminalizes gay sex

Sunday, December 15, 2013
NEW DELHI — Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by India's top court to uphold a law that criminalizes gay sex.

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Russian television star says gay people should be burned alive

Friday, December 13, 2013
APIvan Okhlobystin
MOSCOW -- A popular Russian actor said he wants to burn gay people alive because they pose a danger to his children, reports the Moscow Times.

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India’s court ruling a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Altaf Qadri, APA gay rights activist holds up a placard during a protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling in New Delhi.
Wednesday’s Indian Supreme Court decision reversing a lower court and re-criminalizing same-sex sexual intimacy marks a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights. Even as we in the U.S. enjoy ever increasing visibility and protections for our community, life for many of our brothers and sisters in other countries is going from bad to intolerable. It is repellent that extremist religious opposition worldwide is such a corrosive impediment to basic human rights...

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India’s law minister: Government likely to review anti-gay sex law

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Saurabh Das, APGay rights activists wave rainbow colored flags during a protest meeting after the top Indian court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in New Delhi, India.
NEW DELHI -- India's law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, and that the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.

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India ruling brings to 77 the number of countries where it’s illegal to be gay

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A ruling Wednesday by India's Supreme Court to re-criminalize homosexuality brings to 77 the total number of countries where homosexuality is illegal.

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Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Supreme Court in New Delhi.
NEW DELHI -- A colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India, a top court said Wednesday, dealing a blow to gay activists who have argued for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.

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U.S., British anti-gay activists spread homophobic messages at Jamaica conference

Monday, December 9, 2013
Peter LaBarbera
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two prominent U.S. and British anti-gay activists attended a conference in Jamaica over the weekend to urge their counterparts and the Jamaican government to retain that country's colonial era law banning homosexual activity.

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Putin appoints notorious anti-gay news anchor to head Russian news agency

Monday, December 9, 2013
APDmitry Kiselyov
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin's intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative views.

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